The Foster Youth Initiative is an AmeriCorps program of the Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAP Center) with the goal to ensure that foster youth are prepared for adulthood through one-on-one mentoring relationship between an AmeriCorps member and a youth with lived experience. The California Foster Youth Initiative program utilizes AmeriCorps members as Youth Mentors and Volunteer Coordinators to assist foster youth in achieving academic success and developing life skills necessary for successful transition to adulthood.
AmeriCorps members provide mentoring, life skills support, academic assistance, financial literacy lessons, workshops and activities to support foster youth outcomes.
The Foster Youth Initiative (FYI) AmeriCorps Compliance Support is responsible for providing administrative, technical and clerical assistance to assigned Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC) AmeriCorps programs. Provides information to AmeriCorps members, supervisors, and managers regarding issues including, but not limited to, AmeriCorps policies and procedures, healthcare, childcare, enrollment, member hours, and education awards. AmeriCorps Compliance Support creates, monitors, and/or maintains AmeriCorps member files, timesheets, benefits and data collection systems in accordance with AmeriCorps provisions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. (90%) Foster Youth Initiative (FYI) AmeriCorps compliance support ensures compliance with AmeriCorps rules and regulations:
Pre-Enrollment & Fingerprinting
Enrollment, Terminations, Leaves, Suspensions
Timesheet & Member Hours
AmeriCorps Member Files
AmeriCorps Database and eGrants
Member Performance Reviews
Member Satisfaction Surveys
Annual Partner Conference
2. (5%) Internal and External Collaboration
• Work collaboratively and maintain positive working relationships with CAP Center’s Program and AmeriCorps Team activities, work groups, and other areas of shared work, including actively participating in meetings.
• Work collaboratively and maintain positive working relationships with CAP Center AmeriCorps partners and members, California Volunteers, and other funders and collaborative partners to ensure successful achievement of grant deliverables.
• Work collaboratively and maintain positive working relationships with other CAP Center Teams, including but not limited to: other AmeriCorps programs, Birth&Beyond, Child Death Review and Fetal Infant Mortality Review, Strategies TA, Cal OES, CFRA, CAP Center trainers, Fiscal, and all other CAP Center staff, providing support as needed.
• Attend coalitions, conferences, and networking events to build relationships with subject-matter experts, family support/strengthening agencies, and community-based organizations who may strengthen local and state-wide social service networks.
• Attend and actively participate in partner meetings and committees by providing knowledge and expertise as necessary.
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with child abuse prevention and family support/strengthening agencies statewide and locally.
• As requested, participate in meetings, convening’s, and networking events to promote positive relationships with social service agencies and community-based organizations.
3. (5%) Other Duties
• In conjunction with the FYI Project Manager, participate in site visits when needed.
• Work with FYI Project Manager in tracking member training, as requested.
• Respond to member and supervisor questions including, but not limited to, leave of absences, terminations, suspensions, hours served, benefits, loan forbearance, orientation scheduling, childcare, healthcare, education awards and AmeriCorps program policies and procedures.
• Assist with AmeriCorps policy and procedure development including, but not limited to, providing input for revisions of the AmeriCorps Member and Supervisor Program Manuals.
• Assist with special projects including, but not limited to, grant proposals, reports, and press releases.
• Acquire and enhance knowledge of existing, new, and emerging trends through research, conferences, and participation on committees, as appropriate.
• Attend and participate in external and internal CAP Center meetings, committees, and events as needed.
• Assist with special CAP Center projects including, but not limited to, grant proposals, program reports, press releases, assembly of documents, summits, regional gatherings and meetings and other in- person or virtual events.
• Attend conferences and conduct outreach to promote the CAP Center programs.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in human/social services such as Social Work, Family Studies, Organizational and/or Community Development, Public Health, or related field from a four-year college or university preferred.
• Two or more years of program and/or administrative support experience or the equivalent combination of related work experience and education in a related field required.
• Experience with developing and maintaining partnerships with public/private community and collaborative partners preferred.
• National service/AmeriCorps experience preferred.
• Experience in non-profit, social services, or health programs preferred.
• Knowledge of community resources and experience developing and maintaining partnerships with public/private community and collaborative partners.
• Experience with and/or knowledge of the child abuse prevention field, social services cross-sector collaboration, collective impact, family strengthening, and/or the child welfare system preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The Foster Youth Initiative is an AmeriCorps program of the Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAP Center) with the goal to ensure that foster youth are prepared for adulthood through one-on-one mentoring relationship…